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  • Body / Glass: Hawk hood interchange

    Is there a difference between the '56 Hawk hood and the '57-61 hood, also the '61-'62 hood? -Jim

  • #2
    Yes. The one year only 56 Hawk hood has a small fake air scoop, like a Thunderbird of the same vintage. The later Hawk hoods have much longer and more pronounced fake air scoops.
    RadioRoy, specializing in AM/FM conversions with auxiliary inputs for iPod/satellite/CD player. In the old car radio business since 1985.

    17A-S2 - 50 Commander convertible
    10G-C1 - 51 Champion starlight coupe
    10G-Q4 - 51 Champion business coupe
    4H-K5 - 53 Commander starliner hardtop
    5H-D5 - 54 Commander Conestoga wagon
    56B-D4 - 56 Commander station wagon
    60V-L6 - 60 Lark convertible

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    • #3
      The '57 to '62 Hoods Interchange, of course '56 and '63/'64 are both different and do not.
      StudeRich
      Second Generation Stude Driver,
      Proud '54 Starliner Owner

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      • #4
        Originally posted by jrlemke View Post
        Is there a difference between the '56 Hawk hood and the '57-61 hood, also the '61-'62 hood? -Jim
        Yes, there are some differences, some minor, some major.

        56 Hood has a bubble in the center. The 57-62 does not have this bubble. These hoods are interchangeable with the 56, but are different in appearance. As noted, no bubble, but the 56-61 uses the same hood ornament and accepts the same style side grilles (shape), uses the same hood top lower molding and lower air deflector molding. 62 hood has no provision for the hood ornament, uses the same style side grills (shape), but uses a different style center grille. But, will accept the 56-61 center grille and side grilles.

        As Rich points out, the 63-64 hood will not interchange outright. The front part of these hoods are molded differently due to updated side grilles used. You would have to use the 63-64 side grilles, in order to use these hoods.

        I bought a very nice 60 Hawk, one time, that had installed, a 56 hood and grilles, 58 front fenders and fender mounted park lights, 53-56 doors (with scallops), 61 fins and moldings, a 57 deck lid and an R1 engine from a 63 Hawk. Talk about Johnny Cash car..............

        Bo
        Bo

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        • #5
          1957-'58 Golden Hawk hoods have a hole in them in order to clear the supercharger.

          Craig

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          • #6
            Thanks all, that is what I thought. Just checking, I'm going to look at one today that is supposed to be a '56. I need one for my '61. Thanks again! -Jim

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            • #7
              The 56 hood is generally considered to be more valuable - by a lot - than the other years.
              RadioRoy, specializing in AM/FM conversions with auxiliary inputs for iPod/satellite/CD player. In the old car radio business since 1985.

              17A-S2 - 50 Commander convertible
              10G-C1 - 51 Champion starlight coupe
              10G-Q4 - 51 Champion business coupe
              4H-K5 - 53 Commander starliner hardtop
              5H-D5 - 54 Commander Conestoga wagon
              56B-D4 - 56 Commander station wagon
              60V-L6 - 60 Lark convertible

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              • #8
                What is a good price for a 'new, never used 61 Hawk hood?- Jim

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                • #9
                  If it actually IS NOS, with a Part Number in the Wrap or Box, at least $200.00, I guess it kinda matters if you looking for a GOOD "Seller's Price" or a "Buyer's Price"!

                  Some will ask $500.00 to $600.00 and shipping from a distance $1-$200.00. They ARE Rare in Perfect NOS Condition.
                  StudeRich
                  Second Generation Stude Driver,
                  Proud '54 Starliner Owner

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                  • #10
                    Several cosmetic differences in 56 through 61, but all are interchangeable, without any other mods, except cutting a hole in any of them in order to accommodate 57-58 GH superchargers. To use a 63 or 64 hood on 56-61, you'd need to use the accompanying, "nostrils" (side grills) from the 63 or 64.

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by jrlemke View Post
                      What is a good price for a 'new, never used 61 Hawk hood?- Jim
                      Perfect NOS hoods sell for around $1,200.00 to $1,500.00 plus crating and shipping. If you are lucky enough to find one in this condition, for anything less then $1,200.00 buy it.

                      Really nice used ones about half that. Slightly damaged, less.

                      A really good price depends on your perspective of the above. Body work eats up a lot of time, er, Money, and depending on the skill of the body person, includes copious amounts of light weight bondo.

                      Bo
                      Bo

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